By Sepo Mwikisa

The Zambia Police Service (ZPS) on Thursday 2nd March 2017 donated a variety of food stuffs and carried out community service at the Lusaka Women and New-born Hospital mothers shelter as part of their commemoration of Zambia Police day which falls on 4th March, 2017 under the theme “Enhancing Professionalism and Accountability to Provide a Safe Secure and Peaceful Environment For All.”

Speaking at the event, Zambia Police Inspector General Mr. Kakoma Kanganja stated that the partnership existing between the ZPS and the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) cannot be over emphasized.

Zambia Police IG Mr. Kakoma Kanganja handing over part of the donated items to Lusaka Women and New Born Hospital SMS Dr. Maureen Chisembele. (Photo Credit: Timothy Malumo)


“As you are aware, Zambia Police’s constitutional mandate is to save life, as is the hospital’s whose mandate is to save people’s lives in general,” he stated. As such, the police service found it befitting to carry out community work at UTH; in particular, the mothers shelter.

The Inspector General stated that the Zambia   Police is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all through our partnership with the community which we serve.

Mr. Kanganja commissioning the community work (Photo Credit: Timothy Malumo)

Lusaka Women and New Born Hospital Senior Medical Superintendent (SMS) Dr Maureen Chisembele expressed her gratitude to the police service and encouraged other companies to emulate such efforts by coming forward to compliment the hospitals efforts of looking after its caregivers and patients as a whole.Police officers in action at the mothers’ shelter (Photo Credit: Timothy Malumo)

Police officers and mothers at the Lusaka Women and New-born Hospital (Photo Credit: Timothy Malumo).